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Fragment of Envelope free-franked by Abraham Lincoln
Fragment of Envelope free-franked by Abraham Lincoln
Resource Typeimage
TitleFragment of Envelope free-franked by Abraham Lincoln
Coverage / Year1847 to 1848; Mid-Victorian
DescriptionFragment of white envelope, free-franked by Abraham Lincoln. Sent to Mrs. Sprigg, Lincoln's Washington DC landlady for the room he rented while serving as a U.S. Representative from 1847-1849. Also legible is the word "Resent". Dimensions are 3 3/16" long, and 5 1/2" wide.
InterpretationMembers of Congress were and are still allowed to sign the upper corner of the envelope instead of using stamps to mail items. This envelope probably held a rent check from Lincoln to Mrs. Sprigg, his landlady in Washington, DC.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican communities in history; Choosing the Lincoln Statue; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
SourceFound in north kitchen wall, Lincoln Home
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; U.S. Congress; U.S. Mail; Franking privilege
Collection PublisherLincoln Home National Historic Site
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource IdentifierLIHO 1309
CONTENTdm file name14002216102002_1309.jpg
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